Archive for March 2009

Why these movies rule (or don’t rule)

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews

by Jessica Lynn Green Click (2006) – This Adam Sandler flick didn’t leave much to be desired—there was the usual brand of comedy. Some pretty teary drama consumes the movie for a while near the end, but it only made the movie more worth watching. Ladykillers (2004) – This awesome comeback for Tom Hanks really […]

My degree is worth 4,000 bottles of Pert shampoo

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns

Nathanael Edward Bassett Contributor Students are people in transition. Suddenly, newfound freedoms abound. You don’t have to shave if you don’t want to, your breath can stink if you choose and your dietary habits can resemble the grease trap behind a Korean restaurant. People are getting pledged, getting drunk, getting diseases and thinking it’s the […]

Opportunities abound for MSU students

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials

You can learn a lot in a classroom. You can learn even more outside of it. The university is a wholly unique institution in our society. It provides a stage where young adults can work to find themselves, cultivate interests and explore the possibilities of life. And that exploration doesn’t end in the classroom. At […]

Singles can still enjoy Valentine’s Day

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary

Victoria Branch Staff Artist Ahhh, Valentine’s Day. For the many cynics, the worst day of the year—the day when they are constantly reminded of their “singleness.” Everyone’s in love, everyone’s happy, everybody’s sending or receiving flowers and running around happy-go-lucky. The way I see it, you can take Valentine’s Day several ways. Hate it, tolerate […]

Groups seek student volunteers

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Community Features

Abby Jo Moore Contributor Last Wednesday’s volunteer fair in the Plaster Student Union hosted over 50 different organizations, all looking for motivated college students just wanting to help out. With opportunities ranging in focus from dog-lovers to multi-lingual tutoring and bikers for a cause, students with a variety of interests can find a position unique […]

Radford, Keaster tell how love struck them

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Personal Features

Abby Jo Moore Contributor It started out as a case of mistaken identity. It soon developed into a friendship. And after a magical date on a snowy day off from school, it blossomed into the love of a lifetime. Sierra Radford, a junior in health communications, first met Blake Keaster, a junior in cell and […]

Why these movies rule (or don’t rule)

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews

Jessica Lynn Green and Jay Yerxa Contributors Jumper (2008) Adventure movie about a guy who can teleport. I found this movie intriguing because it was edgy and brought back that old feeling that there might be a good Hollywood remaining, after all. This movie is pretty satisfying to watch. J.G. Labyrinth (1986) Fantasy movie starring […]

Introduction to vegan life

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns

Tessa Eldridge Contributor What is a vegetarian? What is a vegan? And what are the rules of these lifestyles? I have been involved in the plant-based dietary lifestyle of vegetarianism for almost five years. Three of those have been as a vegetarian and I am almost at the two year mark for being vegan. I […]

Students should not pass sustainability fee

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Editorials

A recent attempt by the Student Government Association to send a proposed sustainability fee to a student vote failed. The reason. Insufficient attendance by senators at the meeting to pass the vote. While the SGA attendance issue is somewhat troubling, more troubling is the fact that any student senators would be in favor of increasing […]

GLO Center provides support services

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Community Features

Jackie McGarry Contributor For over a decade, the GLO Center (Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Ozarks) has been working to provide support services and a sense of community for the homosexual population of Springfield. Located on the corner of Washington Avenue and Commercial Street, the GLO Center is hard to miss, with a […]